September is Disaster Preparedness Month

Don’t get caught off guard if an EMERGENCY arises!

We urge child care programs to take inventory of their emergency preparedness procedures and resources. Don’t forget that you can sign up for reverse 911 to receive public alerts for local emergency situations that serve as a threat to  life or property.

Alliance for Kids also provides the information below for programs. (Available on our Resources for Providers page.)

To access the State Disaster Plan and be prepared, click here.

Guidance and sample forms are a great resource to consolidate important information for your site.

The FEMA Emergency Management Institute offers a great online course:
IS-36: Multi-Hazard Planning for Childcare

There are five sessions to the course and you must allow time to complete the entire course – closing out will require you to begin a session again.

Session 1: 2 hours
Session 2: 30 minutes
Session 3: 40 minutes
Session 4: 20 minutes
Session 5: 10 minutes

There is final exam that will allow you to receive credit for taking the course.

Disaster Response and Recovery | Free Webinar Series

Child Care Aware of America’s Emergency Preparedness team is launching an all new Disaster Response and Recovery Webinar Recordings for Child Care Resource & Referral organizations.

The goal of this series is to introduce Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies (CCR&Rs) to partnering organizations who serve in a response/recovery capacity and to provide an overview on some of the resources available to help them better understand their role after disasters.

  • Webinar 1:  Coordination of Emergency and Respite Care Post Disasters
  • Webinar 2: Helping Children and Families After Disasters
  • Webinar 3: Supporting Social/Emotional Needs of Children Following Disasters
  • Webinar 4:   Addressing Post Disaster Financial and Resource Needs of Child Care Programs

For additional resources on Disaster Preparation please click here.

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